Goal Setting with Purpose

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I am really excited about this new season in my life and I am trying to prepare for it purposefully.  So many times I have said all of these things that I would do and make a plan that I may or may not have followed through on.  The problem is that I did not set up an environment to succeed.  So, the first thing that I am encouraging all to do is purposefully plan out an environment in which you will succeed.

For me, my home has to be clean, orderly, and as free from as many distractions as possible (not including the children).  As a single parent this can be hard but I finally saved enough money to employ some extra help, as in a maid service and carpet cleaner (use Groupon).  I figure that I may be able to afford this once per season if I budget appropriately.  I also bought another desk that I do not have to share with my teenage daughter and four-year-old son.  This is my personal workspace free from clutter and distractions.

The next thing I did was consult the pros (Pinterest, Instagram, the self-help section at Barnes and Noble).  I hope you know that I was smiling when I typed the last sentence but, it’s true for me.  I follow some amazing people on social media who are starting from scratch or who have started from scratch and are doing very well.  They offer inspiration and advice which is why I created the board “Boss Behavior” on Pinterest.

Please go check it out.  This board is all about the third step of creating a binder for 2016.  I have this poster in my classroom that says “A Goal without a Plan is just a Wish”.  The binder will hold the plan and the process.  I found templates for mission statement sheets, goal setting forms, budgeting and bill paying, spiritual health, physical health, and more.  I bought dividers and created sections to chart my growth.

The main goal is to become a published author by the end of 2016.  My other goals, I have one for each section of the binder: are to lose weight, create a solid nutrition regimen, be more productive at work, pay of at least two bills on my credit report, and build a stronger foundation spiritually.

Lastly, I will take the next seven days to create an action plan with steps to achieve each goal and just start.  My hope is that by sharing my journey with you, you will also be inspired and we will all live a life that is purposeful.  As single parents it may be harder to carve out time so I will continue to share how I find ways through my posts in the new year.

I would also like to add that I am reading a book called the “The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast” by Jeff Sanders and it is truly inspirational.  I just want to be able to implement; I will share more as I continue to read.

Well, now it’s time to go get planning!

Taking a Dip in the Talk Radio Pool by Star Brantley


Greetings, I am Star Brantley and I am the independent producer and  host of a talk-radio show titled “Own Your Joy“, based in Los Angeles, and accessible worldwide via internet. We cover topics on new age thought, positive thinking, wealth building, inspiration, and motivation, in an upbeat and uplifting hour-long segment. The goal of the shows platform is to uplift the heartbeat of the world and in doing so reaching over 92 countries worldwide. It is essential for us to remember who we are and stay empowered in following our dreams and aspirations no matter what.

How did I get started?

Ironically the passion for talking and outreach came from NOT having the liberty to do so growing up with particular people (family) that I wanted to reach the most. Emotionally those experiences put me in an isolated place that inadvertently became my biggest asset when it came to reaching people through the radio waves and receiving a response.  The initial “response” was the kicker, the adrenaline rush, the momentum it took to allow me to tap into my spirit self and have a moment of truth, the moment of “I love this”.  I have always being an avid talker and problem-solver amongst my peers; so it became second nature to me to get those attributes out via radio, a platform that allowed me to reach the familiar and unfamiliar people in one shot. Having time to find myself in the wonderful city of  Los Angeles, I never really found it in my nature to stick with formality or play-by-play rules when it came time to produce my show.  My thought process was, if comedians can be incognito, and just “wing it” on “stage” then why not me!!  Just let the natural energy of abundance, thinking, and mindset pour through my interviews, conversations, and interactions on air with callers. Naturally the unscripted magic would ensue.

What advice would I give to aspiring artists?

Truly, the heart of the message I would give to aspiring entrepreneurs and dreamers, is what Nike said best and it holds ever so true…”Just Do It!” Do what you love and what feeds your spirit and without any resistance, the universe will find a way to gift you with everything you need, be it monetary physical, or emotional pushing you to the next level. Everything is Energy!!  And this folks is what we LOOOOVE to talk about!!

What are my goals for the radio platform? 

I am in pursuit of taking my program to the next level and in doing so, obtaining the support of nationwide sponsors, business owners, and big dreamers and big thinkers alike. Individually, through the use of our hearts and minds we can do, achieve, and be anything. TOGETHER we become most powerful. (Networking) Unity is the key.

My mantra is to “OWN YOUR JOY…ITS YOURS”

Peace, Love, and Joy, Joy, Joy!

Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/own-your-joy

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